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There's a stigma that comes with working in the automotive industry. It has had an effect over the years on a dealership's ability to retain high quality people, particularly on the sales floor. How can we solve this?
Before we can answer that question, it's important to understand why the…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on April 15, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
On March 9, 1979, the men’s NCAA basketball tournament kicked off with a field of 40 teams, led by the top-ranked and undefeated Indiana State Sycamores. At that point, the tournament was a second-rate event that only hardcore sports junkies and fans of competing schools cared much about.
That all changed on March 26, when the Sycamores, led by senior forward Larry Bird, faced the Michigan State Spartans and their star guard, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in the championship game.…Continue
Added by Scott T. Joseph on April 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Most dealers understand the importance of customer retention. They’re e-mail-blasting sales messages, sending direct mail, and their salespeople are combing over thousands of client records in their DMS, making phone calls to previous customers and orphan owners. The problem is that many dealers don’t realize that, all too often, those messages fall on deaf ears. Dealerships spend tons of money sending messages to customers that are mostly irrelevant because some vendor promised huge results…Continue
Added by Jamil Zabaneh on March 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It took a mini-debate with a potential client to bring me to a conclusion: numbers do lie. Conventional wisdom says otherwise, but in the digital age there is a huge gap between seeing the numbers and understanding them in a meaningful way.
I should go ahead and add an addendum to the…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on March 10, 2015 at 2:29am — No Comments
I've heard that line dozens of times from many different vendors. I've actually said it myself at times over the last two decades on the vendor side of the automotive industry.…Continue
That time of year is rapidly approaching -- Black Friday. Black Friday is typically the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and an indicator of how well retailers will fare throughout the holidays. In fact, many retailers report that the majority of their holiday season sales happen on this…Continue
Added by Misti Miller on November 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that a crime ring in Russia has “amassed the largest known collection of Internet credentials,…Continue
An ideal sales team of veteran salespeople would allow each dealership to maximize revenue. In reality, sales…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 4, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments
GM Sales Surge Amid Recalls as Barra Quality Sells: Cars
Jul 23, 2014 9:11 AM CT
General Motors Co. (GM)’s Mary Barra is projected to report her second straight quarter of rising sales, adding to evidence that the chief executive officer is weathering the biggest wave of…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on July 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Question: What does an Internet Representative do?
Answer: They answer email leads and make appointments.
Question: What if email leads…Continue
The Manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a vacuum salesman back in North Dakota." Well, the boss was unsure, but he liked the kid and figured he'd give him a shot, so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on June 16, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Added by Philip Zelinger on June 8, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
There are probably a thousand reasons or more that customer service and retention is a valuable automotive sales training topic, but here are just nine that affect all industries that should get your attention.
Added by Stephanie Young on May 20, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments
Long sales cycles, endless follow ups via email and phone and no-after-no cannot only be brutal on the morale of a salesperson; it is often not much fun for the buyer…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on April 29, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
Neil is engaged in his Certification Program, he cares about his customers and his business.
Great job Neil.
Independent Regional Manager
Added by Penny Krisko on March 31, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
From Lyndhurst, New Jersey, one family owned independent auto dealership is demonstrating true leadership in demonstrating how a customer-centric focus empowers them to cross the digital divide.
Since opening their doors, Amaral Auto Sales has always been committed to their customers. But what used to spread via word of mouth now travels at the speed of light over the internet in the form of online reviews.
Don’t Let Others Tell Your…Continue
We spend a lot of time trying to differentiate the Sales Process and Social Media Marketing. Yet, as a "seller by nature" I can't help but wonder, "Are the two really all that different?"…Continue
Even if you don’t believe, as I do, that high sales staff turnover is the number one issue facing the auto industry today; we certainly can agree it is right at the top of the list. There is not one positive thing that happens at our dealerships as a result of high turnover, and the benefits of low sales turnover are so obvious that I don’t need to list them.
High sales turnover has completely undermined training efforts. It creates the mental attitude amongst many managers…Continue
Added by Danny Benites on February 19, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments
We all must remember, nothing happens in our economy until something is sold!!! The selling of goods and services is the driving force behind our economy. Taxes are collected when something is sold, providing the funds necessary for Government Services. Ideas are just dreams until those products and services on sold in the market. Factories and their production have…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on February 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments